How to: FIX the flash crash in hardy!

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After all this time, there is finally a fix for the flash crash that works. Do the following: first run the following just to refresh: sudo apt-get update add this line to your /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/thielmann/ubuntu hardy main you can use the following command to do so easily sudo echo “deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/thielmann/ubuntu hardy main” |… Read more »

Nightly Builds of Amarok

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I just picked up on Project Neon, a project by the wonderful amarok people promising to deliver regular bleeding edge amarok 2.0 builds. As it says on the site, simply add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/project-neon/ubuntu hardy main Or just paste this into the terminal: echo ‘deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/project-neon/ubuntu hardy main’ >> /etc/apt/sources.list Then… Read more »

Shoot Bill Gates!

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I bumped into a little package today called xpenguins. It generates a bunch of cartoons that could be anything from penguins to Bill Gates. Install it with sudo apt-get install xpenguins Then run this to generate 256 Bill Gates that will crawl across your screen with little computers. xpenguins -t Bill -n 256 -s Click… Read more »

Flickr Wallpaper

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Follow these instructions to install webilder, an app that downloads photos from flickr (no account necessary) and can set them as your wallpaper and rotate them at set intervals. Just download the .deb file from getdeb: install: http://www.getdeb.net/app.php?name=webilderright click on panel, select add to panel. add ‘webuilder desktop applet’ [Translate]